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Welcome to Meta!


Hello Jamesofur, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!  Mercy (|) 19:17, 1 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

With kind regards, -- Mercy (|) 19:17, 1 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bot reverts


Hi Jamesfour, I'm from Greek Wikipedia. First of all i'd like to thank you for protecting this wiki! I operate Egmontbot and i'd like some info on how to revert using it. The whole vandalism problem in Greek wiki is by one permanently blocked user and the only solution I think would be not to give him any attention (that's why I stopped reverting him instantly. Then I saw your bot reverts and thought that this would be a good solution. So if you could give me a helpful link or something i'd appreciate it. Best regards! --Egmontaz talk 22:05, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

p.s. please answer on meta, not elwiki. --Egmontaz talk 22:06, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hey Egmontaz, I agree I love that little trick to hide the vandalism when I roll it back. I'll be happy to explain how to do it unfortunately it only works with the markbotedits right which is given to admins (I have it as part of the Global Roll-backers group} and so you would have to ask a Crat or your community to grant you or your bot sysop status to be able to do it.
The basic way is to add &bot=1 to the end of the url used to access a user's contributions. For example, http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=Jamesofur&bot=1. You can see the manual here. When doing it by hand you can use Javascript as well, for example Pathoschild has a great script called Ajax sysop tools here that among other things adds a checkbox on the contributions page to hide rolledback edits (if you have the right). It also adds a special button on that page that allows you to rollback without leaving the page (always helpful for mass attacks). Sorry for the somewhat long explanation feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need help :) Jamesofur 02:10, 7 November 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much Jamesfour! I will try to find out :) --Egmontaz talk 11:24, 7 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank You


Thank you for your advice James, I will try my best in the future and work as good as I can for the community. I will try to be a part of the SWMT group. Stay in touch! --Wikisidd 12:32, 10 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Your change at mr wiki

Dear James , On 3rd Nov. 2009 I imported a sub tempalete en:Template:!) from en wiki to mr:साचा:!) .On our mr wiki template page you did place a {{delete|test page}} notice.
First of all I would like to understand (because I do not have prograaming background) if there is any technical mistake in the template that made you think and decide that our template creation need to be deleted ?
Actualy this template is imported as subtemplate part of German Languge wikipedia template de:Vorlage:Mentor which is imported and localised to Mr wiki needs.Template de:Vorlage:!) is in extensive use at German languge wikipedia where as english languge wikipedia has made less use of it are you aware of any technical reasons behind this ?
If en:Template:!) is not an Ideal template what are the other alternative syntxes which we can use?
Secondly Dear James while I apreceiate goodwork of SWMT group , We at mr wiki community has been self sufficient in routin patrol of mr wiki and mr wiktionary,(We would still need meta support to controll only inter wiki spammsters ,as and when that happens), We still need support of SWMT at our sister projects namely mr wikibooks ,and mr wikiquote ,We wish SWMT team avoid edits at mr wiki and mr wiktionary other than those to contorl interwiki spammsters.
Please let me know how do I communicate about the same to other SWMT team members too .

Thanks and regards

Mahitgar 05:29, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi Mahitgar, I appreciate you coming here to point this out to me. Looking at it again it appears that I made an obvious mistake. The template is so small that when I saw it created it seemed to be an empty page with just the dead link to documentation. I removed the tag and put some interwiki links in so that no one should make that mistake again. Unfortunately there isn't a spectacular place to contact the entire SWMT team easily though it may actually be a good idea to think about setting up a mailing list or something similar to allow that. For now I can definitely pass it along to both the other swmt members as well as the stewards we help so that we can keep in mind that your community is active enough to be able to handle most issues by themselves. Until we have a mailing list perhaps you could leave a note on talk:SWMT?. Please let me know if I can be of anymore help, and again thank you for the note and the kind words I always like to know where I've made a mistake so that I can change my actions and reflect on how to do better. Jamesofur 05:52, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

From Greek Wikiquotes: "Καλημέρα! Ευχαριστώ!"


Hi. Jamesofur! Because "your ability in other languages is rather small", I'd like to tell you that these two words in Greek mean "Good morning! Thank you!". It's my reaction for being there and protect our project, Greek Wikiquotes (or "Βικιφθέγματα") from vandalism, although we don't have such a problems, at least until now and hopefully in the future ("Fingers cross!"). Even if I became a permanent admin in Wikiquotes (probably because there is noone else...), I feel that I'm not very familiar with all the tools of Wiki projects, so your help will be quite helpful! Thanks, once again! --Seagull.Stefanos 10:05, 29 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you from ta: Wikinews


Hi Jamesofur, Thanks for the decision to keep Tamil Wikinews Project alive. Hope this project will attract more users in the coming months. Thank you again.--Kanags 10:08, 30 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you


Dear Jamesofur,

Thanks for your help with the "Cracked" article. I'm still learning how to edit, and I really, really appreciate the help.

Thank you again.



Sean 0000001 08:15, 4 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

about the Global sysops/zh


Hello! Jamesofur I think that is ready. Also thanks for welcome me.:-) --Mys 721tx 04:16, 1 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Awesome! Thank you! James (T|C) 04:28, 1 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

re: vote on Global sysops/Vote


Oh, it's my fault. I've seen an announce somewhere in the english wikipedia saying "you're invited to vote..." and I assumed I was matching the requisites. Apparently I'm not, I apologize.

However, it's seems the italian language doesn't work, maybe there isn't an available translation? Ganondolf 02:04, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

it translation added (machine translated). Maybe, we need few more translations as well... Pmlineditor  12:04, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

I've done a few corrections to the translation, it should be ok now. Ganondolf 17:26, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thank you both! The more translations the better, always preferable to have someone translate it manually but we may want to do some machine translations, that way someone like Ganondolf who see's errors can fix them (i'll go publish it if it hasn't already.) I hope to see you around Ganondolf, if you reach the 150 edits before the end of the election please feel free to come back! James (T|C) 20:08, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

2010 steward election


Thanks for getting this started.

See Talk:Stewards/elections_2009/Guidelines#page_location, and Talk:Stewards/elections_2010#Todo_list.

Cheers, John Vandenberg 00:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

thanks for those, I knew there were a bunch more that needed to be set up those will help a bunch, should create a babel thread to finalize dates to. James (T|C) 00:30, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Stewards/elections 2010/Translation/CentralNotice


You realized you don't have to do all of this yourself, right? Alex and I do it every year and we'll be helping again this year, so it's not like you have a million things to do all by yourself. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 19:31, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Everyone else was being lazy and I was trying to get it done! :) I would love you guys to do it/part of it especially since I'm learning a bit of the whole CentralNotice thing as I go along though it doesn't seem to bad especially since most of it is already set up. James (T|C) 19:35, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Revert on vote page


I'm quite sure that reverting on a vote page should only be performed in case of vandalism. This is not that case, nor I see a notification to the user, who is active on several projects. If you think that his/her vote is not valid, you should strike it. --M/ 21:06, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

You are very correct! I had been checking some things on my phone while I was away from my computer and must have accidently pressed the rollback button, It has happened 2-3 times in the past but I always caught it right away. I have reverted my edit so that the vote remains and again thank you for pointing it out. James (T|C) 21:27, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
I've seen now your self-revert. Thank you, I preferred asking you just in case I was missing something. --M/ 21:28, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
I understand thank you for that, I also like it because it showed me that I made the mistake. It probably would have been at least an hour or two before I realized it on my own given how it happened. James (T|C) 21:35, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Sysop rights


Hello, Jamesofur
as a result of the unanimous election held on this page, you've been granted sysop status. Please list yourself in the sysop box. Thank you, M/ 23:41, 19 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Congrats. Tiptoety talk 00:01, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you both! (especially for your edit comment M7 :) ) James (T|C) 00:02, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Congrats there, Jamesofur. --Bsadowski1 00:20, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Congrats! Innv | d | s: 00:36, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Félicitations! :) ···Lauryn 00:41, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!


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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Jamesofur, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

A tip: add this page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ irc.freenode.net. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List_of_administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

Pmlineditor  10:49, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Grats. Pmlineditor  10:49, 20 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Admin help


Hi. Would you mind protecting user:Lauryn Ashby as it's bound to be as much of a vandalism target as user:Katerenka? Thank you and cheers. :) Lauryn Ashby (d) 01:36, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Done, are you sue you what User:Katerenka Fully protected? James (T|C) 02:02, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. :) I have no issues with it (user:Katerenka being fully protected) as I really don't have a need to edit it. However, if you'd like to downgrade it, I won't complain. ;) Cheers, Lauryn Ashby (d) 02:07, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

sitenotice on HT wiki

great for sitenotice on HT wiki! thank you for this quick answer ;-) Masterches 14:28, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hi again James! I copied from your global.js whatever i suppose works without me needing to have global rollback. User:Egmontaz/global.js. Should I expect it to work as it is (which it doesn't) or should I copy it at every monobook.js of mines on every wiki in order to use it? (I think I saw sometime ago a place where I can do such requests, for global acount creation & global scripts, but couldn't find it again). Thanx in advance! --Egmontaz talk 10:10, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Copy it to every project. You might care to request that here. Regards, Pmlineditor  10:13, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! --Egmontaz talk 10:16, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global sysops/Vote‎


why is Global sysops/Vote‎ protected. 14 minutes before the protection, a non-sysop made a valid edit. There are many more similar edits which need to be made; should we use {{editprotected}}? John Vandenberg 02:50, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Aye I let RT know as well that I thought it would be good if he kept going through and put on the talk page or on /validation and we could do it. I know Pathoschild is doing a summary but I'm pretty sure he isn't actually counting votes (and so is isn't looking at the eligibility as much). I know I'll be happy to go in and edit them and I'm sure others would do it as well. James (T C) 04:53, 1 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

TUSC token 931d2fbac8d6325e053a004fbd451287


I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!



Please embrace the pipe ( | ) in your signature with <nowiki> tags. It has been disrupting templates. Regards, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 12:47, 4 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Has this happened more recently? I thought I had removed the offending pipe a short while ago when I noticed the problems and when I look at the code now it still looks like it is out. James (T C) 19:00, 4 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Closed elections template


Hi James! Can you add the greek translation? {{ls|el|Οι εκλογές επιτρόπων για το 2010 έχουν τελειώσει. Δεν γίνονται δεκτές άλλες ψήφοι.}} Thank you in advance! --Egmontaℨ 00:22, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

done thank you! James (T C) 00:23, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
You are really fast! thanx! --Egmontaℨ 00:24, 1 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Missing signature


Could you please sign your "horrible" vote? ;) Thank you, M/ 23:52, 13 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Done thanks! James (T C) 23:59, 13 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global sysop


Congratulations! You now have the rights of global sysop.--Nick1915 - all you want 12:30, 14 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Congrats, James. Pmlineditor  14:02, 14 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

IP block exempt


Hello. I occasionally use my account from outside of home so I might need IP block exempt here at meta. Thanks. —§ stay (sic)! 06:02, 19 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Done sorry about the delay :) James (T C) 06:18, 21 March 2010 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for the revert of all these edits. --Jdesaygues 10:52, 17 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global JavaScript


Hello Jamesofur. You now have global JavaScript, as you requested on User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot. You can see sortable logs of each page edited or skipped at User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot/Archives/Jamesofur. —Pathoschild 00:09:19, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising Committee


Hi there! Thanks for volunteering to sit on the Fundraising committee. The work of the committee will be really valuable to making this year's annual giving campaign really effective. I've posted an overview to Fundraising 2010, and would love your thoughts on the talk page. I'm also going to try to set up an IRC meeting soon, and hope you'll join for that. Keep an eye Fundraising 2010/Committee for a couple of proposed times! Thanks again... Philippe (WMF) 18:21, 3 August 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hi all,

I'd like to have a meeting on IRC this week to discuss the 2010-2011 annual appeal/fundraiser. This will be an "anyone is welcome" type meeting, open to the broad community. During this, Zack Exley and I will take you through our inital thoughts about the fundraiser and its organization, and ask you to join us in a discussion about the (massive) role of volunteers and chapters in this year's fundraiser.

Because of the vagaries of time zones, scheduling live meetings is hard. So, we'll have a couple of potential times, and we'll log and post the meeting for anyone who wasn't able to make it.

The meetings will be held Thursday, 12 August at 23:00 UTC (16:00 PDT) and Friday, 13 August at 16:30 UTC (09:30 PDT) in the #wikimedia-fundraising channel on the freenode network on IRC (irc://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-fundraising). You can access this using freenode's webclient, which is available at http://webchat.freenode.net/ or by using your favorite IRC client.

Hope to see you there! Philippe (WMF) 19:36, 10 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations on your new job with WMF!


Congratulations you on your brand new staff job with the Wikimedia Foundation as an Associate Community Officer!! I think it is a great role for such a community and project focused person like you. We've been friends for a while and you've always struck me as a wise and intellegent guy. I think that you will benefit from working at WMF and that the foundation and volunteer community will both benefit by having such a enthusiatic, knowledgable and understanding person. Well done! :) fr33kman t - c 02:11, 17 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

A little Prozac, just in case.
Kylu 02:15, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you both! Hopefully I don't need the drugs? ;) James (T C) 04:18, 17 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Your new userpae on s:sv:


The templates You use on Swedish Wikisource do not exist, and I do not know if it's worth the work-load to create them. I can replace them with the babel-templates we already have (and import the missing la-1 -template from w:sv:).

Regards! -- Lavallen 07:54, 3 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Lavallen! Yea I made a silly mistake when expanding my templates for that :( I probably will end up replacing most of them tonight or tomorrow just since I'll be posting on at least 3-400 wikis over the next couple weeks for fundraising outreach but I appreciate you fixing them :) James (T C) 17:55, 3 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Bengali translations on wmf wiki


For Bengalis version of foundation wiki's FAQ page, per Englis FAQ page

* 'Wikimedia Foundation' --> 'উইকিমিডিয়া ফাউন্ডেশন'
* 'Wikimedia community meeting in Poland in 2010' --> '২০১০ সালে পোল্যান্ডে উইকিমিডিয়া সম্প্রদায়ের আলোচনাসভা'
* 'Download the 2008-2009 Annual Report:' --> '২০০৮-২০০৯ বছরের বার্ষিক প্রতিবেদন ডাউনলোড করুন'
* 'Download the 2010-11 Annual Plan:' --> '২০১০-২০১১ বছরের বার্ষিক পরিকল্পনা ডাউনলোড করুন'
* 'PDF version (2.0 MB)' --> 'পিডিএফ সংস্করণ (২.০ মেগাবাইট)
* 'PDF version (500 KB)' --> 'পিডিএফ সংস্করণ (৫০০ কিলোবাইট)
* '2010-2011 Annual Plan Questions and Answers' --> '২০১০-২০১১ বছরের বার্ষিক পরিকল্পনার প্রশ্নোত্তর'
* 'Wikimedia Foundation servers' --> 'উইকিমিডিয়া ফাউন্ডেশনের সার্ভার'

Thanks in advance. — Tanvir • 07:55, 16 November 2010 (UTC)Reply

Please check your part


Hi, I've added you name here. Please check your details there (the babel, IRC nick, and active from section), and include if any of the information is not included yet or added wrongfully. Thanks for your help. — Tanvir | Talk ] 08:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

global sysop


Hi, I've seen you haven't made any sysop actions for 6 months or more, do still need/use the tool? best Matanya 01:18, 9 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

I actually did some deletions and blocks on a local request a couple days ago on napWiki (http://nap.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Speci%C3%A0le:Registri&user=Jamesofur ) after a local user asked for some vandal help as well as a couple random deletions and blocks over the past couple months (mostly since March). I'm happy to set them aside if people would prefer it though I would like to keep them since they can be very useful both when wandering around the wikis and when I'm hanging out on IRC. I also fully intend to rejoin cvn-sw at some point in the near future while I hang out at work but haven't had the time yet to allow it. Thanks for the note though, I was wondering if someone would ask :) James (T C) 19:52, 9 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the reply. Keep the tools, seems like you use them. Matanya 08:19, 10 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Notice of review of adminship



In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2011. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 10, 2011. Kind regards, vvvt 17:05, 3 October 2011 (UTC)Reply



I noticed that you have not used your GS tools for more than 6 months. If you want to keep them you need to put them in use. Ruslik 07:13, 4 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

So, I removed your GS access. Thank you for your work. Ruslik 07:35, 18 December 2011 (UTC)Reply
Hey Ruslik, Thanks for the note and sorry for not getting back to you quick enough. With my work, and especially with the fundraiser, my GS use has obviously been few and far between (though I do think I've used it in the past 6 months mostly for some small changes trying to allow people to edit on small wikis with bad username blacklists and spam deletions). Part of me thinks that it would be nice to have an exemption for people who are on staff similar to what has been done at time for Stewards (For example when Cary and Guillaume didn't have time to do much normal steward work) but the decision is clearly up to you guys and not me :) . James (T C) 01:41, 19 December 2011 (UTC)Reply
This actually surprises me. I agree, James should have responded earlier. However: we remove tools to secure the wiki, and to prevent damage to the wiki. The inactivity guidelines are clearly written to avoid having tools resting with dormant accounts, thus making the tools subject to compromise. Is there any danger that James is actually dormant? I don't think anyone can seriously argue that. Precedent set in other groups (not specifically global sysops) is that the tools remain in the hands of staff who wish to keep them and don't misuse them. This is precedent so as to not discourage talented content contributors from taking Foundation jobs. While I obviously wouldn't attempt to impose my will on the global sysop team, I think this action need re-thinking and urge you to reconsider. Philippe (WMF) 01:46, 19 December 2011 (UTC)Reply
The relevant policy says: Global sysops will automatically lose their access if in six months they've not used the respective rights outside of wikis on which they have local rights. Global sysops are notified of this removal beforehand, and if they feel that they could still use the tools then they will retain them.. Since you did not answer for two weeks while logging in at least one time, I thought that you did not care. If you think that you still need tools I will return them. Ruslik 09:33, 19 December 2011 (UTC)Reply
If possible I'd prefer to keep them because I do come across times where they are helpful (and when I have a chance, especially after the fundraiser, I want to do a bit more active patrolling again as well). Sorry for the slow response, I obviously logged on but was rushing through and meant to come back with a less rushed response here. James (T C) 10:46, 19 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Notice of review of adminship



In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2012. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2012. Kind regards, —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 12:46, 1 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Notice of review of adminship


Hello Jamesofur. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2012. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 08, 2012. Kind regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:41, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Please see


Please, comment this request from below.

Thanks. --WhiteWriter speaks 21:13, 10 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Removal of the global sysop rights


Pursuant to the global sysop policy concerning inactivity, I have removed your rights as they were last used over 6 months ago (00:07, 27 August 2012 @ nsowiki). Kind regards, Snowolf How can I help? 02:28, 2 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Aww, that's sad :( though if if true then so be it and I'll ask again later at least I still have GR. I'm fairly certain I've done some vandalism deletions in the past 6 months though :-/ ... do we have a tool that is being used to check? Jamesofur (talk) 12:16, 3 March 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yes, you can use this Quentinv57's tool. According to it, the last GS action was carried out more than 6 months ago. You can of course request it again though :) --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 12:51, 3 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Outreach and strategy


«[...] Xwiki projects like Outreach or Strategy I would never recommend that their leaders set up on Meta». You may have missed that "their leaders" made me sysop on those wikis too. ;-) You need better examples. --Nemo 17:28, 18 March 2013 (UTC)Reply



I'm disappointed to see your comment about Nemo - [1]. I saw this after the vote closed and didn't have a chance to answer you directly. That was unfair, opportunistic and you voted based on your opinion of nemo than the issue in question, as other admins pointed out. How dare you suggest "Nemo constantly adds to the problems on this project"!! - coming from a WMF employee/contractor who made less than 50 edits since 2011 on Meta on his volunteer account??? I don't think you remotely have an idea how much work nemo does. He's not on anyone's payroll - he doesn't jump around between contracts, fellowships and job positions. He doesn't wait to take pot-shots at other admins or employees when another issue is brought up! He might be brazen like most of us, but he is frank with his opinions - if having those frank opinions about WMF or foundation activities are going to be a problem for the rest of us - I'd like to know now please, if you'll be waiting to vote against me or the next WMF critic based on your opinion of a "net positive to the meta community". His opinions of Xwiki projects, like outreach or strategy (I'm sure you were the founder and star contributor of those as well) are not alone. You seem to make a jump therein that he's the reason all of meta is bad and that anyone has a better chance of starting up a new wiki - how did that work out for those other wikis? All of this is your opinion, which is not in the majority, it's great that you chose the apt time to let your feelings be known and vote to remove his admin rights. We should all be proud. Theo10011 (talk) 09:28, 25 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Notice of review of adminship (April 2013)


Hello Jamesofur. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2013. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2013. Kind regards. -- MarcoAurelio 14:45, 1 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

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Wikimedia LGBT


I wonder if you might be interested in joining or supporting Wikimedia LGBT. (I saw your comment here.) Thanks. --Another Believer (talk) 22:04, 24 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship



I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2014 for details. Kind regards, Barras talk 14:11, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Updated scripts


Hello Jamesofur. I edited your global.js to update you to the latest versions of my scripts (force ltr and ajax sysop); these now reside on the Wikimedia Tool Labs, which makes automatic updates easier. I also updated various deprecated functions. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 03:20, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Global CSS/JS migration


Hello Jamesofur. You have global scripts in User:Jamesofur/global.js, which you import using your local JS pages. Since August 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis. Since you already import them yourself, you may experience script errors or tools being added twice. Do you want me to remove the global imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without changing any other content)? —Pathoschild 01:55, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi again! I haven't heard back from you, so I'll assume you don't want to do this. Feel free to leave me a message or add a Synchbot request if you change your mind. :) —Pathoschild 16:56, 09 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Apply for immigration visa early


Beat the rush, beat the button press! Apply for your immigration visa now. Beat the wave of boat people coming out of the US! What have your countrymen done?  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:32, 9 November 2016 (UTC)Reply



User:月立龍头Help: I haven't wiki spam, please help check<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_User%3A%E6%9C%88%E7%AB%8B%E9%BE%8D%E5%A4%B4>, thank you for your help! 陈少静 | 月立龍头 (talk) 07:42, 3 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

! HELP !

@E Galvez:

I am a blocked user being stalked, and abused by multiple administrators who have

abused there powers, and think they own wikipedia, also somebody has blocked my e-mail

addresses, or my IP to wikipedia.org so i find it impossible to communicate with anybody

and even if i do get through or someone at wikipedia.org sends me an e-mail as Edward Galvez

did and i reply he will not get it, as he did not because i do not think he would ask

me a question not like the answer and not reply ???.

i do not think this is what wikipedia is all about, why would you publish your e-mail addresses

if you did not want to here from any body, the fondation board too. i need real HELP! here without

stalkers coming in on my conversions, i have been blocked on OTRS, and my talk page what

makes it impossible to appeal since every thing is based on notice boards.

In Wikipedia there in no "due process" or a right to "free speech" just abuse 00:34, 8 October 2018 (UTC)Reply